If you are passionate about food safety and are comfortable in dealing with both industry and the public, then this is an opportunity for you.
We are very flexible around how we fill this position and would be interested in hearing from Food Compliance Analysts/Coordinators who are either intermediate or senior level.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is currently looking for a Food Compliance Analyst & Coordinator or Food Coordinator to be based in Wellington. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the growing Food Compliance Services Team at MPI where you can use your unique blend of technical and personal skills to work with stakeholders in a sector crucial to New Zealand’s national interests, while making a difference in ensuring only safe and suitable food is sold in food businesses across Aotearoa New Zealand.
As a Food Coordinator, you will work closely with Food Compliance Services Team members to resolve a range of food sector related issues as well as responding to food incidents and emergencies. You will also be working with members of the public and the food industry as part of these activities.
As a Food Compliance Analyst & Coordinator you will undertake the role of a Food Coordinator as well as being responsible for analysing data and reporting requirements for the team.
In both positions, each day will provide variety, as you manage a wide range of food related issues dealing with new people every day.
The successful candidates for both roles will need to:
Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako | Skills & Experience:
A tertiary qualifications in food science, environmental/public health or relevant science disciplines and/or equivalent regulatory, compliance and enforcement experience would be desired but not essential.
If you are successful, you will be expected to attend and successfully complete a comprehensive residential training course of up to four weeks. Willingness to travel within New Zealand is required. The role is within an enforcement environment, requiring maturity and resilience but can provide real satisfaction within a supportive and inclusive workforce.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply:
In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be immediately available for an interview within New Zealand, must hold a current New Zealand work permit or be a New Zealand resident and hold a New Zealand driver’s licence.
You will also be required to successfully complete a Criminal Conviction Check.
Applications should include a copy of the applicant’s CV and a cover letter detailing:
Please note, given this position is safety sensitive the preferred applicant/s for the position will be required to undergo a drug and alcohol pre-employment screening test.
Interviews will commence as soon as possible after the closing date.
For further information, please refer to the attached job description on the MPI careers website or email Elvis.Madar@mpi.govt.nz.
Applications close: Monday 25th November 2019
The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.